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Students looking to get ahead in their schooling often take a variety of classes as part of their summer courses. This type of interim education can also assist those who are already in a specific career, but need to find ways to continue increasing their learning.  

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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University of Szeged

Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely colleg ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Social Sciences 2019. Summer University - Hungarian Language and Culture

Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings!

The Hungarian Language and Culture intensive summer program includes language learning on various levels, cultural exposure in combination with academic classes and leisure activities as well.

18th SUMMER COURSE: July 15 – August 11, 2018

Week 1: July 16-20 Week 2: July 23-27 Week 3: July 30-Aug 3 Week 4: Aug 6-10 ... [-]
Hungary Szeged
July 2019
Campus
University of Southampton International Summer School

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internat ... [+]

Join us for a summer of British culture and explore our world-leading research.

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.

You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
University of Business in Prague

The goal of the program is to provide the students with an on-hand experience in designing touristic products in the wonderful city of Prague. The program will be based o ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Social Sciences 2019. Prague (With Field Trips To Other Czech Cities), Czech Republic

The program will be based on the application of tourism. The whole program will be based upon a combination of classical tuition in classrooms combined with field trips.

Students Will, During This Summer School, Experience:

The magnificent city of Prague from the point of view of locals Attend the following beautiful places, where they will have an occasion to spend a pleasant time: Karlstejn (Karlštejn) - workshop in nature. Main topic is culture and nature. Bohemian Paradise (Český Ráj) - cultural and technical monuments. Czech Republic is a very safe and affordable country with low living expenses Program Overview ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Chechen State Pedagogical University

The summer school is a very important tool for the internationalization of the university. It makes it easier to learn languages and learn different cultures from differe ... [+]

The program of the summer school 2018 "Grozny - intercultural exchange"

The summer school is a very important tool for the internationalization of the university. It makes it easier to learn languages and learn different cultures from different countries.

The Chechen State Pedagogical University is currently training highly qualified specialists who work in kindergartens, schools and universities. There are 28 departments at the Pedagogical University, on which there are candidates of science and associate professors. Since 2015, the university has opened a preparatory department, which prepares foreign students for university studies. In this department, there are assistant professors, who received additional qualifications in the direction "Russian as a foreign language."... [-]

Russia Grozny
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Vesalius College

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focu ... [+]

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic programme and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel.

The Vesalius College Summer Programme consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Programme (6 ECTS per course).

Courses

Summer 2019

The maximum course load is 2 courses.

ART101G – Art in Belgium – Leon Lock BUS 102G, The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context: Business, Economics, Culture and Innovation – Sven Van Kerckhoven BUS2113G – Principles of Organizational Management – Munira Aminova BUS243G – Management Control Systems – Kim Adamsen BUS 316G – Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter BUS 363G – Global Sustainability and Society – Frank Billingsley CMM 214G, Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach CMM233G – Introduction to Photojournalism CMM 262G, European Film, Culture and Contemporary Visions – Ernest Mathijs & Wouter Hessels INT 381G, Internship LAW 204G, Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court – Medlir Mema POL 223G, Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Reconstruction – Medlir Mema POL 225G, Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and (De-)Radicalisation – Serge Stroobants POL234G, Economics and Politics of the EU – Mark Corner POL 261G, History... [-]
Belgium Brussels
June 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
European University at St. Petersburg

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn m ... [+]

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Hankuk University Of Foreign Studies

The International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), offered continuously for ten years since its est ... [+]

** 2018 ISS Schedule : July 19 ~ August 17

The International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), offered continuously for ten years since its establishment in 2003, provides a unique opportunity to all those who want to deepen their understanding of Korean society and the sources of its current trends.

International students may increase their Korean language proficiency through ISS language classes, and domestic Korean students have the opportunity to enhance their English language proficiency by studying in an international environment where all courses are taught in English. ISS provides students with a carefully planned curriculum and the courses are taught by some of the most prominent scholars in the field of Korean Studies, many of whom are invited from prestigious foreign universities to teach for the summer session. The faculty and students together create a cosmopolitan atmosphere which is conducive to an in-depth understanding of Korean society.... [-]

South Korea Seoul
July 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 weeks
Campus
Summer at Smith College

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. Duri ... [+]

July 21—August 3, 2019

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history.

During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion.

Curriculum

In Smith's special collections we will look at the letters, diaries, photographs, and manifestos that chronicle personal and political revolutions over the past 150 years. We will get to know the first generation of college women through the institutional archives of Smith and Mt. Holyoke. And we will explore feminist art in the Smith College Museum of Art.... [-]

USA Northampton
July 2019
14 days
Campus
Maison des Langues

Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture ... [+]

Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 2, 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.

PROGRAMME

2-week course

- from 4 to 15 of February 2019

- from 1 to 12 of July 2019

3-week course

- from 15 of July to 2 of August 2019

- from 5 to 23 of August 2019

CPU: preparation for university studies

from 15 of July to 23 of August 2019

OPTIONAL

Accommodation at the Cité Universitaire... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
June 2019
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
Wellesley College

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersiv ... [+]

Wellesley's immersive summer program, designed for intellectually curious high school girls.

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program. For four weeks, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking college level courses, earning full college credit and exploring the great city of Boston. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

The Immersive Experience Rigorous coursework in an intimate setting, with highly motivated peers and Wellesley's renowned faculty Life-changing opportunity to cultivate close connections with similar-minded women from all around the world Exposure to undergraduate residential life at a world-class liberal arts and sciences institution Wellesley campus' 500 acres of rolling hills and woodland, award-winning architecture, and the renowned beauty of Lake Waban in the summertime Classes, residential life, and planned outings to Boston and Cambridge that encourage a holistic summer experience for personal growth ... [-]
USA Wellesley
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session

This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understand ... [+]

Prof. Yuko Kawanishi (J. F. Oberlin University)

This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understanding of contemporary Japanese cultural scenes. Students’ active participation in class discussions and critical thinking is essential.

Accommodation

Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings are located in the vicinity of the school and are convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk, chair, table), shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.

Important Dates

Program Term: June 30th – July 27th... [-]

Japan Tokyo
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
EFST Summer School

The Summer School course “EU Regional Policy - Reality Check and Perspective" offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss structures, actors, processes, and challeng ... [+]

Course Description

The Summer School course “EU Regional Policy - Reality Check and Perspective" offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss structures, actors, processes, and challenges of regional and urban development and management in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners. This will be achieved through lectures from leading academics and experts in the field.

Learning Outcomes

During the course, you will obtain a profound understanding of the substance and usefulness of the most important concepts as well as develop analytical and critical skills needed to develop a holistic perspective needed to understand the roles, effects, and perspectives of implementing a regional policy with a particular focus on the EU. This will allow you to either re-orient your future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.... [-]

Croatia Split
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helpi ... [+]

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on. Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program. During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc. The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.... [-]

China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Sophia University Summer School

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East As ... [+]

Welcome to Sophia University Summer Session in East Asian Studies and Japanese Language

URL :www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/summer/summer_asia

This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions.

Since its foundation in 1961, this program has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. The students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.... [-]

Japan Chiyoda
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The XJTLU China Studies Summer School is a place to be, a course to follow, and an experience to be had. The academic course at the heart of this year’s summer school tau ... [+]

Overview Interested in China but don't know where to start? Studying China and wanting to experience local culture? Looking for an interesting summer study programme with good food, exciting places to visit and great company?

The XJTLU China Studies Summer School is a place to be, a course to follow, and an experience to be had. The academic course at the heart of this year’s summer school taught in intensive mode is social change in China.

The summer school, which runs from 29 June June to 27 July 2019, will take you to Xi’an and Chengdu, as well as introducing you to Suzhou, the home of XJTLU.

Features

Social Change in China examines three main topics in the development of China since its changed economic development strategy was adopted in 1978. The course looks at regional development, interpersonal relations, and inequality. All three are set in the historical context of China’s emergence as a growing international economic and political force. The course includes lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, and group practical projects. The language of instruction at the summer school is English and no prior knowledge of Chinese is necessary.... [-]

China Suzhou
June 2019
4 weeks
Campus